Chapter 4. Paternal Investment in Egg Defence

  1. Monika Hilker Editor and
  2. Torsten Meiners Editor
  1. Thomas Eisner,
  2. Carmen Rossini,
  3. Andrés Conzález,
  4. Vikram K. Iyengar,
  5. Melody V. S. Siegler and
  6. Scott R. Smedley

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760253.ch4

Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition

Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition

How to Cite

Eisner, T., Rossini, C., Conzález, A., Iyengar, V. K., Siegler, M. V. S. and Smedley, S. R. (2003) Paternal Investment in Egg Defence, in Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition (eds M. Hilker and T. Meiners), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760253.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405100083

Online ISBN: 9780470760253

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Keywords:

  • fireflies;
  • cantharidiphiles;
  • ardiid moths;
  • cucurbitacins;
  • pyrrolizidine alkaloids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Enemies of Insect Eggs

  • Types of Egg Defences

  • Chemical Defences: Cantharidin

  • Chemical Defences: Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

  • Chemical Defences: Cucurbitacins

  • The Issue of Paternity

  • When Defence Backfires

  • Other Paternal Contributions

  • Puddling

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgements